ROWAphos is a completely new filter material for eliminating phosphate. Due to its unique chemistry, it has the ability to bind large quantities of phosphate by adsorption to its surface without negatively influencing the water in the aquarium in any way.
Why is a phosphate removal system necessary?
Phosphate (PO4) in the aquarium is caused by the decomposition of organic substances. Especially in the confined habitat of an aquarium, several of these decomposition processes are caused from food surplus, dead plant and animal matter, and excretions (animal waste, etc.)
It is very important to maintain PO4 concentrations at very low levels which are in harmony with the aquarium's life and habitat. Natural waters that have not been negatively affected by human use typically show very low PO4 concentrations. However, it is nearly impossible to maintain this ideal condition in an aquarium without an artificial phosphate removal system.